I would rather be ashes ……

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should be burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

— Jack London

Wisdom Quotes


Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.

— Pete Seeger


Source: wisdom quotes


Look, I really don’t want to wax philosophical, but I will say that
if you’re alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to
jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life
is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if
you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy, or at
least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively.

— Mel Brooks

Mexican Pay Raise

From my email inbox:


The Mexican Maid

The Mexican maid asked for a pay increase.
The wife was very upset about this, and decided to talk to her about the raise.

She asked: “Now Maria, why do you want a pay increase?”

Maria: “Well, Senora, there are tree reasons why I wanna increaze.The first is that I iron better than you.”

Wife: “Who said you iron better than me?”

Maria: “Jor huzban, he say so.”

Wife: “Oh yeah?”

Maria: “The second reason eez that I am better cook than you.”

Wife: “Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me?”

Maria: “Jor hozban deed.”

Wife, increasingly agitated: “Oh he did, did he?”

Maria: “The third reason is that I am better at sex than you in the bed.”

Wife, really boiling now and through gritted teeth, “And did my husband say that as well?”

Maria: “No Senora, the gardener deed.”

Wife: “So, how much do you want?”

New Neighbor

This is my new neighbor…Neighbor

She’s single…

She lives right across the road.

I can see her place from my deck.

I watched as she got home from work this evening.

I was surprised when she walked across the

street and up my driveway and

knocked on my door.

I rushed to open it; she looks at me and says,

“I just got home, and I am so horny! I have

this strong urge to have a good

time, get drunk, and make love all night long!

Are you busy tonight?”

I quickly replied, “Nope, I’m free,
and I have no plans at all!”

She said, “Great! Could you

watch my dog?”

Being a senior citizen really sucks!


Above was from my email inbox.

The Naked Cowboy

From my email inbox:

A Sheriff in a small town in Wyoming walks out in the street
and sees a blond haired cowboy coming toward him with nothing on but his cowboy hat, his gun and his boots.
He arrests him for indecent exposure.

As he is locking him up, he asks
‘Why in the world are you walking around like this?’

The cowboy says,
‘Well it’s like this Sheriff, I was in this bar down the road
and this pretty little red head asks me to go out to her motor home with her.
So I did.

We go inside and she pulls off her top and asks me to pull off my shirt….
So I did.

Then she pulls off her skirt and asks me to pull off my pants…..
So I did.

Then she pulls off her panties and asks me to pull off my shorts…..
So I did.

Then she gets on the bed and looks at me kind of sexy and says,
‘Now go to town cowboy. ‘

‘And here I am.’

First Snow Storm Of 2014

The first snow storm of 2014 arrived here in the early morning hours. It is supposed to last until late Friday morning. The coast of Massachusetts is supposed to get worst of the storm. As of 7:45 pm, which is the time I am writing this, the temperature is 2 F, -16 C. The wind chill factor is -11 F, -24 C.

Below is one photo I took from inside the building I live in. I can only imagine it will be like tomorrow morning.Snow January 2 2014

Like Button On Word Press

For the past week or so, I have been having problems with the Word Press like button, using the Firefox browser. First, the likes would not load, then it would say two people liked a post, when it was over a dozen. Strange! For the past two days, I have no like buttons at all at the top of my followers blogs, and the likes will not load on the posts.

I know of a fellow blogger in the UK who is having the same problem, and he has switched over using the Opera browser, which is the one I am using right now. Also, been using Google Chrome, but it has too many damn ads.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Happy New Year…